9780538731553

Forensic Science : Fundamentals and Investigations 2012 Update

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    9780538731553

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    0538731559

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/4/2011
  • Publisher: South-Western Educational Pub
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Summary

With today's popular television programs about criminal justice and crime scene investigation and the surge of detective movies and books, students often have a passion for exploring forensic science. Now you can guide that excitement into a profitable learning experience with the help of the innovative, new FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, COPYRIGHT UPDATE. This dynamic, visually powerful text has been carefully crafted to ensure solid scientific content and an approach that delivers precisely what you need for your high school course.Now an established best-seller, FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, COPYRIGHT UPDATE offers a truly experiential approach that engages students in active learning and emphasizes the application of integrated science in your course. Student materials combine math, chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science with content aligned to the National Science Education Standards, clearly identified by icons. This book balances extensive scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings, intriguing case studies, and chapter-opening scenarios. The book's exclusive Gale Forensic Science eCollection' database provides instant access to hundreds of journals and Internet resources that spark the interest of today's high school students. The updated edition includes ten new capstone projects that integrate the concepts learned throughout the text.Comprehensive, time-saving teacher support and lab activities deliver exactly what you need to ensure that students receive a solid, integrated science education that keeps readers at all learning levels enthused about science. FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, COPYRIGHT UPDATE sets the standard in high school forensic science . . . case closed.

Table of Contents

Observation Skills
Crime Scene Investigation & Evidence Examination
The Study of Hair
A Study of Fibers and Fabrics
Pollen and Spore Examination
Fingerprinting
DNA Profiling
Blood & Blood Spatter
Drug Identification and Toxicology
Handwriting Analysis, Forgery, and Counterfeiting
Death: Meaning, Manner, Mechanism and Time
Soil Examination
Forensic Anthropology
Glass Evidence
Casts and Impressions
Tool Marks
Ballistics
Capstone Projects
Personal Evidence Portfolio
Mock Crime Scene Development and Processing
Analysis of a Forensic Science TV Show Episode
Forensics Dumpster Diving--What the Garbage Can Tell Us
Physical Evidence Case Studies
Forensic Science Career Exploration
Forensic Entomology Case Study
Using Forensic Entomology to Solve Crimes
Landmark Cases in Acceptance of Evidence
How Reliable is the Evidence?
Glossary
Appendices
Sine Table
Tangents Table
Bone Measurements Table
Celsius-Fahrenheit Conversion Table
Index
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